FATAL TERROR: Ari Fuld H”YD, Father Of 4 & Defender of Israel, Murdered in Gush Etzion Stabbing Attack [VIDEOS]



A man was R”L stabbed to death by a Palestinian terrorist at the busy Gush Junction Shopping Center on Sunday morning.

The victim was identified as Ari Fuld HY”D, a 45-year-old father of four from Efrat, who was also an American citizen.

Ari was a well known defender of Israel on TV, Facebook and in viral YouTube videos. His English-language internet videos addressed current affairs, mixed with lessons from the weekly Torah parsha. He spent many years teaching, spreading his message to students in Yeshivas and seminaries across Israel.

He was a strong beliver in every Jew’s right to defend himself, and in tragic fashion, he used his last strength to chase after and shoot his own murderer after being stabbed with what proved to be a fatal injury.

The terrorist was shot by the victim and another armed civilian at the scene and taken to Hadassah Ein Kerem Hospital in Jerusalem with moderate injuries, officials said.

He was identified as Halil Yousef Ali Jabarin, 17-years-old, from the Palestinian village of Yatta near Hebron.

There were no reports of additional injuries.

Palestinian terrorist groups released a joint statement praising the stabbing attack as a “heroic operation.”

The Levaya is scheduled for 11PM Sunday night in the Gush Etzion Cemetery.

[WATCH IN FULL: Thousands Attend Levaya of Terror Victim Ari Fuld H”YD]

Local spokesman Josh Hasten, who said he had known Fuld for about a decade, said his friend traveled widely to showcase “the beauty and reality of life” in the country.

He delivered care packages to Israeli soldiers and would go on solidarity trips to communities near the Gaza Strip during times of fighting with the Hamas, Hasten said.

“When the rockets were falling, that’s when he would get in his car and go down to Sderot,” Hasten said.

Ari Fuld H”YD with his wife and children

Fuld also was known for an outspoken manner that included verbal clashes with Palestinians and critics of Israel that could land him in trouble. At times, his Facebook account was suspended.

“He did not hold back on his opinions,” Hasten said. “If that meant 30 days of Facebook jail, so be it.”

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu lauded Fuld on Facebook for fighting his attacker “heroically” and remembered him as “an advocate for Israel who fought to spread the truth.”

On Twitter, David Friedman, the U.S. ambassador to Israel and a strong supporter of the settlements, called him “a passionate defender of Israel & an American patriot.”

The terrorist, identified as a 17-year-old from the Palestinian village of Yatta



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  1. It seems that these guys identified the attacker as a potential terrorist yet just yachened to themselves about it.
    What’s the point of CCTV in a highly dangerous environment if (presumably) trained observers don’t act on it immediately?

  2. Again Yatta. It has been a cesspool for murder for over a hundred years. This was a targeted assassination. Ari Fund was a well know and successful spokesman for Israel.

  3. Palestinian terrorist groups released a joint statement praising the stabbing attack as a “heroic operation.”


  4. It is not a wise idea to show a picture of the terrorist while he is trying to put a smile on his face. He appears to be only slightly injured. We do not need to see a picture of his stomach.
    Arutz Sheva is not showing any picture of this animal.

  5. RichardM
    I saw this clip – including the stabbing itself and the vivtim HY”D running after the man and shooting him on a Hebrew site
    It is from a surveillance camera that are all ovet the world but especially in EY

    Why must so many of the commenters here write these things
    Most Israelis move and help victime even when they sholdn’t
    I have heard stories in th USA where people are afraid to get involved so don’t care what they see
    This place is completely com[letely different!!!
    Pls stop!!!!

  6. This Man was zoche to die just as he lived: giving every fiber of his being, every drop of his blood to protect the people he loved.
    May we be zoche to live up to his sacrafice for us, and keep his example in our motivations.